The China Studies Program offers a multidisciplinary and historically grounded curriculum. The curriculum reflects China’s increasing international influence from its foreign policy and presence in international organizations to its importance in the world economy as well as the domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development.
SAIS graduates are in great demand by employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Economics knowledge, analytical abilities, regional expertise, diplomatic skills, language proficiency and the capacity to apply theory to real-world problems give our students a distinct professional advantage.
“Will the People’s Republic of China be able to sustain high-speed economic growth? Will it remain politically stable? Will its new ‘fifth generation’ leaders accelerate the pace of reform—particularly political change? And how will China’s success or failure affect its neighbors and the global system? These are the central challenges facing China itself and its relationship to the world today.”David M. Lampton, --China Studies
SAIS China Forum
The program hosts a monthly lecture series that brings leading experts on dimensions of China from academia, the business world and the policy community to speak at SAIS.
China Studies Brown Bag Luncheons
This event series provides opportunities for members of the China Studies Program and others in the SAIS community to explore current topics on China with experts in an informal setting.
Each year China Studies provides limited funding to help offset some of the costs students may incur in undertaking internships in Greater China during the summer.
China Studies offers an annual research seminar on various topics for which students complete research papers of publishable quality. Students may also have opportunities to serve as research assistants for academic books or other projects.
When funding is available, China Studies faculty may organize travel for limited numbers of students on topics involving Chinese domestic or foreign policy.